[2012~KDrama] The Secret Lovers
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Drama version of Civil Servant in the works..


The hit action-comedy movie Level 7 Civil Servant (aka 7th Grade Civil Servant aka My Girlfriend Is An Agent) is getting remade into a drama series, and is currently in the planning stages with Apple Tree Pictures, which produced comedy series The Man Who Can’t Marry and thriller drama Time Between Dog and Wolf.

This news had actually been floated about a year ago, but it looks like producers are jumping on it now to capitalize on the success of Chuno, whose writer, Chun Sung-il, also penned Civil Servant. Chun will also write the scripts for the television adaptation, which means he’ll be mighty busy in the coming months, as he has already signed on to write Rain’s comeback drama Runaway (which, by the way, also happens to be described as a spy drama, although chances are it’ll be more serious than Civil Servant). Runaway is being planned for later this year, while the Civil Servant drama will follow next year.

With the success of IRIS, we’re about to get a rush — dare I call it a glut? — of spy-oriented drama series. There’s IRIS 2, the spinoff series Athena, and Runaway. And now Level 7 Civil Servant. However, the one thing that sets this apart is its strong comic angle; the movie was lots of zippy fun.

The movie’s plot centered around a woman (Kim Haneul) who hides her spy identity from her slightly bumbling but well-meaning boyfriend (Kang Ji-hwan). When her stories don’t add up and he gets tired of being shoved aside for odd reasons, he finally leaves her and goes abroad for his job. A few years later, he comes back as a rookie agent and runs into her again, much cooler now but not without a trace of his former dorkiness. (LOVE him!) But of course, neither can let on that they’re both spies, and moreover, their respective teams are working on cases that bring them repeatedly in contact with each other. The plot didn’t always convince — bioweapons, Russian baddies, blah blah — but the humor and the two leads made for an entertaining ride.

There have been a few instances of movies being turned into dramas, which include the recent Friend, Our Legend and 2008′s Gourmet. The success of the drama will hinge on who they cast for the two leads, because Kang Ji-hwan and Kim Haneul had tons of chemistry, so I’ll be very keen to know who they end up picking.


http://www.dramabeans.com/2010/06/drama-version-of-civil-servant-in-the-works


WAITING FOR THIS!!!


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Kim Tae Hee likely to make a comeback in the 2nd half of 2012 with..



Actress Kim Tae Hee eyes a comeback in the 2nd half of 2012.

A representative of Kim Tae Hee’s agency spoke with NewsEN on April 6th, “We are planning a 2nd half comeback for her. Kim Tae Hee is currently reviewing the script for the drama ‘My Girlfriend Is An Agent’, which she has been rumored to have accepted the role already, but nothing has been decided as of yet.”

The rep. continued, “She’s been offered many roles so we are carefully considering them all. In the big picture we are planning a 2nd half comeback, but we do not know whether the comeback project will be a drama, a movie, or an overseas project at this point in time.”

The drama ‘My Girlfriend Is An Agent’ is a TV adaptation of the film with the same name starring Kang Ji Hwan and Kim Ha Neul. The movie ‘My Girlfriend Is An Agent’ tells the story of a couple who are secret agents and keeping their identity a secret from each other. The movie was a big success commercially.

Kim Tae Hee hasn’t starred in a Korean drama since last year on MBC’s ‘My Princess’. During her absence on Korean TV she made her Japanese debut with the drama ‘Me and My Star’s 99 Days’ and it was relatively successful for a debut drama.

Source: NewsEN via Nate

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Actor Lee Dong Gun rumored to make a comeback to the small screen this fall



Actor Lee Dong Gun is rumored to be making a comeback to the small screen with MBC’s upcoming drama, ‘The Secret Lovers‘.

Having completed his army service in March, Lee Dong Gun was previously rumored to be making a comeback with ‘I Can’t Lose‘. With the drama unfortunately being pushed back in production, he’s inevitably had to pick another one, which ended up being ‘The Secret Lovers’.

The drama is a remake of the romance comedy movie, ‘My Girlfriend is an Agent’. A majority of officials in the industry revealed, “Lee Dong Gun is currently named as the most likely leading cast member of ‘The Secret Lovers’.”

‘The Secret Lovers’ is expected to begin airing in September with participation by writer Chun Sung Il, the writer for the original film, and PD Kim Sang Hyub.

Hope to see the actor make his return soon!

Source + Photos: Sports Seoul via Naver

http://www.allkpop.com/2012/05/actor-lee-dong-gun-rumored-to-make-a-comeback-to-the-small-screen-this-fall
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Joo-won offered Level 7 Civil Servant remake



Being knee-deep in one drama apparently doesn’t preclude you from getting cast in your next one, because Joo-won is reportedly up for the lead in the upcoming drama adaptation of Level 7 Civil Servant, the hit 2009 film starring Kim Haneul and Kang Ji-hwan (also called My Girlfriend Is an Agent). The drama version will be called Secret Man and Woman.

It’s a romantic comedy about a regular guy who dates a woman not knowing that she’s actually a super-secret agent. She eventually ends things to keep her cover, and then returns years later… only by then HE’s been recruited to be a super-secret spy too, and their jobs start to complicate things.

The drama is being written by the original film’s writer, Chun Sung-il, of Chuno and Runaway. All this has to be taken with a grain of salt though, as this drama has been in development for years, and has had many a casting rumor come and go. It’s reportedly got a slot on the MBC lineup, as a 24-episode Wednesday-Thursday drama, set to follow Arang and the Magistrate.

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Ju Won Confirmed as Lead Spy of ′The Secret Lovers′



Ju Won will be throwing off his secret identity as a traditional superhero to become a good-looking secret spy.

WThe actor has been cast for the male lead named Gil Ro in MBC′s upcoming The Secret Lovers. The drama, set to air from January 2013, will be a drama about how the lead spy couple, with hidden identities, will fall in love. It gained its motif from the spy couple of the film 7th Grade Civil Servant.

Gil Ro is a man who always wanted to be a spy ever since he watched the 007 series when he was little. He is a kind, affluent and stylish man. He finally makes it into the National Intelligence Service, but is hit with many difficulties soon after.

A rep from the drama′s production company Apple Tree Pictures said, "The Secret Lovers is our first project with the original writer Cheon Seong Il, and took two years to put together since our first meeting in the spring of 2010. We′re especially looking forward to the role Ju Won will play as the lead. You will be able to see his stable acting along with sides of him you′ve never seen before."

http://enewsworld.mnet.com/enews/contents.asp?idx=16314&idxType=News
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2PM’s Chansung likely to join the cast of ‘The Secret Lovers’



2PM‘s Chansung is planning to join MBC‘s ’The Secret Lovers‘. MBC said, “There is positive talk going back and forth from Chansung’s side. There’s no formal contract as of yet, but it looks likely that Chansung will be joining the cast.”

Chansung has previously acted in the sitcom ‘Unstoppable High Kick‘ in 2007 before his debut, and then again in the Japanese drama ‘Kaitou Royale‘. If he takes the role for ‘The Secret Lovers’, this will be Chansung’s first time acting in a Korean drama, and the 3rd member from 2PM after Taecyeon and Wooyoung.

http://www.allkpop.com/2012/10/2pms-chansung-likely-to-join-the-cast-of-the-secret-lovers
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Posted 10/19/12
Choi Kang Hee To Join The Cast Of 'The Secret Lovers'?



Choi Kang Hee is thinking about starring in "The Secret Lovers"

Her agency revealed on the 18th, "She is currently filming the movie 'Mina's Stationary Shop' with Bong Tae Gyu. She has been looking through the script for 'The Secret Lovers' and is going through the details".

Joo Won will be in the role of the leading male. The drama plans to also star 2PM's Chansung but the cast is not fully determined as of yet.

"The Secret Lovers" is a romantic spy movie about a man and a woman who are the best when it comes to fooling another person, especially each other.
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Choi Kang Hee confirmed to be the main lead in “Secret Lovers”



Actress Choi Kang Hee will star in "Secret Lovers" next to Joo Won.

It was confirmed on October 23rd that Choi Kang Hee is going to be Kim Seo Won the daughter of a poor farmer who has economy difficulties. She has a lot of jobs in order to pay her university loans. She's a strong woman who has the ability to survive, due to her experience in life.

"Secret Lovers" is based on the movie "My Girlfriend Is an Agent" and it's about two spies who fool each other trying to keep their real identity unknown to the other person. The drama is said to be very well- done spy drama,that deals with love and friendship as well as crimes and gangs conflicts.

Choi Kang Hee received a lot of from people from her last project, the 2011 drama "Protect The Boss" in which she acted alongside Ji Sung and JYJ's Kim Jae Joong. She is currently filming a movie called "Mina's Stationary Shop".

"Secret Lovers" is expected to start airing in January 2013 on MBC.
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2PM Hwang Chan-seong cast for "The Secret Lovers"



2PM Hwang Chan-seong is starring in the mini series, "The Secret Lovers"

Hwang is starring in the romantic comedy "The Secret Lovers" which is about the happenings between two agents in the National Intelligence Service and is based on the 2009 movie "My Girlfriend is an Agent". Joo Won and Choi Kang-hee have been cast previously as the leading characters and it will be released in January next year.

Hwang's character in the movie is the one that creates a three way romance with Seo-won (Choi Kang-hee) and Gil-ro (Joo Won). His gentle yet sharp and well-controlled characteristic makes him the ace of the agency and is the one and only special agent. His good looks and height present him well but the scars on his body hint that he might've went through a lot in the past.

Apple Tree Pictures say, "Hwang is an idol star that represents all idols but still has the spirit and seriousness as well as passion as any other rookie actor. He is working hard to prepare for this role".

Meanwhile, Hwang Chan-seong has starred in "High Kick!" and dramas "Jungle Fish" and such.
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Secret Agent War is getting a name change… back to Level 7 Civil Servant


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“Level 7 Civil Servant”: Joo Won Gets A Kick Out Of Choi Kang Hee

Joo Won literally gets a kick out of Choi Kang Hee on the set of Level 7 Civil Servant, when their characters meet for the first time. Their first scenes also included shooting at the Taebaek-san racing course on December 5th.






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